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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Programs and playbills

Periodicals

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ed and Birdie Dawley Performing Arts Collection, 1953-1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dawley, Ed.Dawley, Birdie.Pérez Márquez, Agelia M.
Title: Ed and Birdie Dawley Performing Arts Collection
Dates: 1953-1997
Abstract: The Ed and Birdie Dawley Performing Arts Collection, 1953-1997, contains programs, playbills, magazines and newspaper clippings about local and touring companies of ballet and dance, opera and musicals, plays, mime, and other performing arts primarily in Houston.
Accession No.: 2009-237
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The Ed and Birdie Dawley Performing Arts Collection, 1953-1997, contains programs, playbills, magazines and newspaper clippings about local and touring companies of ballet and dance, opera and musicals, plays, mime (primarily Marcel Marceau), and other performing arts primarily in Houston. The collection is first divided into two series, programs and playbills in the first and periodicals in the second. Programs and playbills is further divided by type of performance and then by touring company or by nationality of the companies.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval. (SRH Big Basement)

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dawley, Ed -- Archives.
Dawley, Birdie -- Archives.
Pérez Márquez, Agelia M. -- Archives.
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Subjects (Organizations)
Houston Ballet.
American Ballet Theatre.
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Royal Ballet.
National Ballet of Canada.
Bol’shoi˘ teatr SSSR. Balet. (Bolshoi Ballet.)
Ballet Folklórico de México
Houston Grand Opera.
Subjects
Ballet -- 20th century.
Opera -- 20th century.
Dance -- 20th century.
Performing arts -- Texas -- Houston -- 20th century.
Places
Houston (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ed and Birdie Dawley Performing Arts Collection, 1953-1997, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, October 2009, April 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Programs and playbills

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2009-237/1 Ballet and dance:
American Ballet Theatre, 1953-1978
Houston Ballet and other Houston companies, 1960-1980, 1994-1996
San Francisco Ballet, 1963, 1976
Other American companies, 1955-[ca. 1971/1972]
National Ballet of Canada, 1960-1973
Other Canadian companies, 1966-1971, undated
Ballet Folklórico de México, 1963-1974, undated
Other Mexican companies, 1959-1968, undated
Latin American and African companies, 1970, undated
The Royal Ballet, 1957-1978
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, 1955-1962, undated
Spanish and Basque companies, 1956-1968, undated
Other European companies, [ca. 1956]-1987
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2009-237/2 Bolshoi Ballet, 1956, 1966, 1975
Other Soviet companies, 1968-1975, undated
Japanese companies, 1959, undated
Opera, 1954-1973, 1995, 1997
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2009-237/1 Houston Grand Opera 20th Anniversary, 1975
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2009-237/2 Musicals, 1954-1975, 1983
Plays, 1953-1974
Mime [primarily Marcel Marceau], 1964-1973
Concerts, 1958-1977
British and Scottish festivals, 1972, 1974, undated

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Periodicals

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2009-237/2 Newspaper clippings on opera, ballet, and art, 1956-1974, undated
Performing Arts Magazine, September 1977-October 1980
Opera News, 1974, 1997
Opera Cues, April 1974
Theatre Arts, special issue on opera, January 1957
Opera: Houston Grand Opera Magazine, November 1971-April 1977
Houston Ballet News, September and November 1995, February 1997
Society for Performing Arts Program Magazine, October 1971-April 1972
Ballet News, September 1980, August-November 1981
Dance Magazine, January and December 1960, August 1971, September, October, and December 1974
Dancing Times, June 1978
Dance and Dancers, June 1978
Saturday Review on Ballet Theatre, September 25, 1971
Screen Process cover, November 1954
Lincoln Center Stagebill, March 1978

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